Strategic Plan for the Coastal Crescent Route Released

February 22nd, 2018|news|

Development of the Coastal Crescent route took a big step forward with completion of a Strategic Plan for development of the trail.  The 270-mile route traverses the diverse and beautiful landscape and welcoming communities of North Carolina’s  Southeastern Coastal Plain in Johnston, Sampson, Cumberland, Bladen, Pender and Onslow counties. “Hikers are already following the Coastal Crescent to [...]

Hiking the MST – “Start exploring North Carolina – one step at a time,” by Jerry Barker, 2017 Completer

February 14th, 2018|news|

“I’d like to hike the Mountains-to-Sea Trail (MST), but where do I start? Is there a map to follow? When is the best time to hike? Are there dangers? Can I do it alone?” When we begin thinking about doing a 1,000-mile trail there are also a thousand questions we ask. And even if we’re only thinking of hiking a short section, we still have questions to resolve before we take the first step. The purpose of this article is to give an overview of the MST, help familiarize you with others who have hiked the trail, and provide advice from previous hikers that will prove useful as you hit the trail.

The gift of the MST

October 30th, 2017|40th Anniversary, Jennifer Pharr Davis|

Hiking the Mountains-to-Sea trail has been a gift. I am out here every day living a dream. I say that because hiking a 1,175-mile trail with two kids under the age of five who are tagging along seems more like a fantasy or delusion than an executable plan. Yet I am able to make this hike a [...]

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